Comics With Kenobi #41

Bravestarr’s Tex Hex makes his Star Wars Saga debut, while Mace Windu gets a lesson in humility — or does he? — in the Marvel-published Star Wars comics that were released Dec. 27.

Were they worth the time and money?

Listen as Jeff and Matt discuss each issue’ pros and cons, as well as news that A Star Wars Comic will begin is second year on Jan. 25 with issue #13.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Mace Windu #5

This review of Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic — Mace Windu #5 contains minor spoilers.

After five issues of the Mace Windu mini series, readers are left with a bevy of questions, chief among them: What was the purpose?

It’s a difficult answer, but it’s there, in plain sight. Yet the answer is different to each and ever individual reader. For some, it may be, nothing, there was no purpose. For others, it was an exercise in futility. For me? It was a matter of practicing patience, holding out for something deeper.

It was a long wait, yes, and the story that Matt Owens penned is a profound one, though it’s overlooked, at times, because of vexing hue and cry over the art that envelopes the story. (That said, the watercolor cover by Rod Reis is a thing of beauty.)

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Mace Windu #4

This review of Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu #4 contains minor spoilers.

The penultimate issue of the Mace Windu mini series has upped the stakes demonstrably through the use of flashbacks and real-world parallels to evangelism and how that can be good and bad.

What’s most striking about the issue, written by Matt Owens, is its deep dive into the pros and cons of a widely accepted way of thinking and how easy it can be to hijack it for one’s own personal gain.

As such, the series takes a needed break from the previous three issues to focus instead on the moral relativism of Jedi dogma and whether a one-size-fits-all thinking can ever work for such a disparate group of adherents.

The story is made better, too, by the use of flashbacks that shows readers a Padawan Mace Windu searching out an imposter with Jedi Master Cyslin Myr on the the world of Mathas.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Mace Windu 3

This review of Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic: Mace Windu #3 contains minor spoilers.

Three issues in and Marvel’s Mace Windu mini series is developing a solid voice, even as its visuals are proving ever more divisive among some Star Wars comics fans.

That’s not to say the five-issue series from writer Matt Owens deserves to be overlooked or abandoned.

Rather, it’s a story that has some wondering if the storyline could be bolder and, for lack of a better term, forceful.

While the crux of the tale is that of a small team of Jedi led by Windu trying to counter an ecological menace by the Separatists, the real conflict roars upward from the ashes and embers of a so-far lackluster tale: Are the Jedi just as guilty as the Separatists?

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Review: Mace Windu #2

This review of Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic — Mace Windu #2 contains minor spoilers.

The mystery of the Jedi Order has always been its self-styled mission of policing the Galaxy and keeping order among the Republic.

It’s almost Sith-like, this devotion and dedication Jedi have, and has always been a sticking point for me amid the reverie and adulation of Jedi.

In the pages of Mace Windu #2, that hubris is brought to bear as Mace battles mano-a-mano with AD-W4 on Hissrich.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics Reviews: Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic — Mace Windu #1

This review of Star Wars: Jedi of the Republic — Mace Windu #1 contains minor spoilers.

The first issue of Mace Windu was a week late.

It could have used a week more to tighten up some of the minor annoyances in the debut of Marvel’s latest five-issue mini series.

Still, that’s not to say the comic — and the four issues to come — isn’t worth your money or time spent reading it.

Written by Matt Owens, with pencils by industry veteran Denys Cowan and inks by Roberto Poggi, colors by GURU-eFX, letters by VC’s Joe Caramagna and edited by Heather Antos, Charles Beacham and Jordan D. White, the series is stylistically different than any previous Star Wars comics outing.

That’s good and bad.

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Marvel Star Wars Comics’ November Solicits

November’s seven Star Wars comics see the debut of Kieron Gillen on the main monthly, two issues of Darth Vader, the penultimate issue of the Mace Windu five-issue mini series and ongoing adventures with Poe Dameron and Doctor Aphra.

Also? Inquisitors!

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Mace Windu is Getting His Own Marvel Comics Mini-Series — UPDATED

The Jedi’s Greatest Warrior Charges Into Battle – Marvel Comics Announces STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC – MACE WINDU #1!
Matt Owens and Denys Cowan bring you an all-new tale about Mace Windu

New York, NY—May 18, 2017—The Jedi have always been the galaxy’s peacekeepers…but with the Clone Wars on the horizon, all that is about to change. This August, writer Matt Owens (Elektra) will team with artist Denys Cowan (Nighthawk, Captain America/Black Panther: Flags of Our Fathers) to unveil the exciting story of one of the Jedi’s greatest warriors in STAR WARS: JEDI OF THE REPUBLIC – MACE WINDU #1!

One of the most accomplished and storied members of the Jedi High Council, his wisdom and combat prowess are legendary. Now, in this new story, readers will get to see Mace Windu lead his Jedi into battle…and face the ultimate test of leadership!

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